The Mill

Powerful historical drama series, based on the lives of real people, telling the story of young 19th-century apprentices taking their lives into their own hands for the first time

First shown: 18 Jul 2013 This programme is subtitled This programme is audio described

Explore how life for the 1830s working classes compares with today by watching short documentary series

The Mill: What's Changed?


How has our right and ability to protest changed since the 1830s? We meet Shelly, a university student on a mission to protect working people's rights.

Explore an infographic to find out how life for the 1830s working class compares to today


The History

The Ten Hour movement, industrial unrest, labour militancy, the Wibsey Moor Meeting and the Document

Fact or Fiction?

The Greg family's relationships, beliefs and their connection with slavery in Dominica